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Your Team Members Need To Disagree More. Here’s How To Help Them
You do want everyone to get on board with whatever decision they ultimately reach together. You just don’t want that to happen right away.
facilitation  communication  leadership 
14 hours ago by enslrhs82
How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting | Leadership Freak
Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not sure we made the right decision." Establish purpose: Take charge of the conversation. Say, “Thanks for stopping in. So Barney, what would…
meetings  communication  leadership 
15 hours ago by enslrhs82
Susan David: The gift and power of emotional courage | TED Talk
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.
ted  talks  communication  psychology  emotions  humanity  happiness  depression  personal  growth  life 
2 days ago by BiteSize77
How to Troubleshoot Unreliable or Malfunctioning Hardware - The Lone Sysadmin
1. Document how to reproduce the problem and its severity.
2. Check the Hardware Compatibility List for the particular OS and hardware you’re trying to use.
3. Check the vendor knowledge bases.
4. Update the firmware to the latest levels.
5. Update the driver to the latest levels
6. Update the OS to the latest levels
7. Open a support case with your vendor.
8. Let your sales team know that you are having problems.
9. Let your management know that you are having problems.
10. Let your purchasing people know that you are having problems.
11. Don’t be afraid to tell the vendor that their ideas aren’t an acceptable fix.
12. Have someone high in your organization start the conversation around returning the equipment.
Finding a way through situations like these is half linear troubleshooting and half good communications.
hardware  troubleshooting  checklist  communication 
3 days ago by bezthomas

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